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October 11, 2022
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Chat with a Librarian Welcomes the Westmoreland Library Network!
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With their new Chat with a Westmoreland Librarian service, patrons from all 23 Westmoreland libraries will now be able to chat with local library staff. Local staff are available weekdays from 3 PM - 5 PM. When they’re not available, statewide and global operators will be available to lend a hand.

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Attending the PaLA Conference?
Visit POWER Library at Exhibit Booth #20
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User eXperience (UX) Cafe, Digital Collections Poster Session, and Free Outreach Materials!
Join us at the upcoming PaLA conference for all this and to say 'hello' to your POWER Library support team from HSLC.

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PA Photos and Documents Collections Added to DPLA!
What is DPLA? The Digital Public Library of America maximizes access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge by amplifying the value of libraries and cultural organizations as Americans’ most trusted sources of shared knowledge.
These PA Photos and Documents collections were recently added to DPLA:
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  • P. Benner Wilson Letters (Centre County Library and Historical Museum)

  • African American History Collection (Historical Society of Montgomery County) - This collection includes a portrait of the first African American doctor of Montgomery County, Dr. Daniel Amos Wilson.

  • Nazareth Day at the 1939 New York World's Fair (Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity)

  • Garrett School Memorabilia (Meyersdale Public Library)
  • Pennsylvania School for the Deaf Yearbooks (Pennsylvania School for the Deaf)
  • Allegheny City Records, 1840-1907 (Pittsburgh City Archives)

  • Center Cased Images Collection (Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center)

  • Upper Merion Area High School Athletic Scrapbooks and Programs (Upper Merion Area High School Library)

Single Sign-On for Remote Access is available for Google and Clever!
Looking to make it easier for your students?
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Looking to make it easier for your students to access POWER Library e-resources from home? Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication is now available for school districts using Google or Clever as their SSO platform.

No more eCards or library cards!
SSO eliminates the need for students to enter library card or eCard numbers.
What will it cost my school to make SSO available?
There is no additional fee to add SSO authentication for public school districts. However, every school in the district must participate in POWER Library. Private schools will be assessed a small annual fee to add SSO authentication.

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